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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a personal trainer cost near me?

Expect to pay between $35 and $90 per hour for a personal trainer near you. The length of the session, as well as the number of sessions you book in advance, will have an impact on the price. You can often get lower prices per session by booking more of them. Group training also tends to be less expensive than one-on-one training, as is going to the gym instead of having the trainer come to meet you. Trainer certification is also a factor — trainers with more certification are likely to charge more.

It's important to do your research and get cost estimates from several personal trainers near you before you hire anyone. 

Also read, "How much does a personal trainer cost?"

How often should you see a personal trainer?

How often you should see your personal trainer depends both on your budget and your fitness level. If you’re new to the exercise routine, maybe start with one to three visits per week to establish a good routine and understanding. Talk to personal trainers near you to figure out the perfect cadence for your personal training sessions.

How can I find a trainer?

Search for personal trainers near you online, and identify the ones with the highest ratings. Read their customer testimonials, and look at customers’ before-and-after photos (if available). It’s also important to find out whether the trainers sought professional training and certification, if they can adhere to your schedule and if they can train you at a location that works for both of you.

Finally, contact several trainers for cost estimates. This way, you can hire a trainer who not only provides great services but also fits within your budget.

Is it worth getting a personal trainer?

If you have fitness goals that you’re having trouble accomplishing on your own, hiring a personal trainer can be worth the money. People rarely regret getting in shape — even if it costs money. Personal trainers create accountability, as you’ll have to confess to them if you don’t stick to your training schedule. They’re trained to push you just hard enough, and they take your body type and goals into account when creating a fitness plan.

What exactly does a personal trainer do?

A personal trainer is tasked with working with a client to achieve fitness goals. Personal trainers may take clients in a small group or do one-on-one training. Their focus is on fitness goals — muscular capacity, working on cardiovascular endurance, improving flexibility, and even recommending diet changes and at-home exercises. Personal trainers may work with clients in the gym or at their homes, depending on their preference.

Is kickboxing good exercise?

Kickboxing is great exercise. It works your whole body and really gets your heart pounding. Kickboxing combines upper- and lower-body movements like roundhouse kicks and uppercut punches that boost calorie burning. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how much exercise you get. Kickboxing training that takes place in a martial arts studio will involve kicking and punching a sandbag or sparring with a competitor, both of which will sharply increase the amount of exercise you’ll experience in a kickboxing session.

Comparatively, a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that women doing group fitness cardio kickboxing burned between 6.45 and 8.3 calories per minute, or approximately 350-450 calories burned during an hour-long class. This is roughly what you can expect to burn with jogging or similar exercise, but ACE says that cardio kickboxing offers the added benefits of increased strength and flexibility, sharper reflexes, and improved coordination. Whether you’re training to fight competitively, learning kickboxing as a form of self-defense, or taking cardio kickboxing at your local gym, you’ll get a full-body workout with positive health benefits.

What is a boot camp class?

Fitness boot camps are a heart-pounding way to boost your fitness level. Boot camps are led by a fitness instructor and are based on the concept of military boot camps — intensive workout programs to get new recruits into shape, quickly. Fitness boot camps encourage camaraderie, and the group momentum helps participants get through fast-paced intervals of cardio, isometric training, strength training and endurance drills. Classes may range anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and usually meet multiple days per week. Boot camps often run a specific duration of time, say four to six weeks, which creates a team-like environment for class members. Other boot camps run year-round and students purchase package pricing for classes, similar to subscriptions that allow them a set amount of classes per week or per month.

Boot camps can be held indoors at a gym, outdoors in a park or on a beach, in a backyard — anywhere there’s room for running, jumping and sweating. Some instructors also provide DVD and online boot camps. You can also find boot camps tailored to your heart’s desire, such as bikini boot camp, or boot camps for new mothers. Boot camps offer an intense workout and are usually led by energetic instructors pushing you to do your best, but unlike military boot camp drill sergeants, fitness boot camp instructors typically don’t use intimidation or punishment to spur you on. Check with your doctor before starting a boot camp if you have health concerns, and always let your instructor know ahead of time if you have injuries.

How much is a boot camp?

The cost of fitness boot camps depends on how often you go, the package you are purchasing (or if you are paying a drop-in fee), the location of the bootcamp, the equipment the instructors provide, and the background and reputation of the instructor. Smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living typically have lower rates for boot camp services than big cities and regions with a higher cost of living. If you’re paying per class on a drop-in basis, expect to pay anywhere from $12 to $25 or more, depending on the region and the instructor. When you purchase a package of classes, typically the more you buy at one time, the cheaper each class is. The same boot camp class might be $20 for a drop-in student, $15 for a student who pays for 10 classes per month, and $10 for a student who pays for 30 classes a month. Studio space can also affect costs, so if your boot camp takes place in a high-end gym with top-of-the-line equipment, the prices will likely be higher than a class that meets in an outdoor space with limited or no equipment. Shop around to find the right type of boot camp class and the right instructor for you.

Reviews for New Orleans personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Diane is an amazing personal trainer. Prior to seeking her services I had never worked with a personal trainer before. She adjusts and tailors our work outs to my goals and desires. Highly recommended to anyone seeking to reach their fitness goals!
Diane Manganello Personal TrainingDiane Manganello Personal Training
Beth G.
Penny is by far the best personal trainer out there. She is in tune with you and your personal goals and will walk beside you every step of the way to make sure you achieve them.
Penny- Massage Therapist & TrainerPenny- Massage Therapist & Trainer
Bobby J.
I booked Penny for my wife with hopes she would hit her personal goals. My wife really enjoyed the whole process and experience penny provided. She hit her goals and has become much more stronger than ever. I highly recommend Penny for anyone who would be looking for a personal trainer.
Penny- Massage Therapist & TrainerPenny- Massage Therapist & Trainer
Samuel M.
Gerard is incredibly knowledgeable, and a great personal trainer. Will accommodate to any client's needs, and has all the ability to help anyone reach their goals. He is incredibly easy to contact, and very flexible with hours and work out locations
DF6 Fitness LLC.DF6 Fitness LLC.
Cristian R.
Penny is a fantastic personal trainer, focused and dedicated to offer you the best work-out you can imagine. The sessions with her were truly amazing. Her custom approach, attention to detail, and motivational style make her a great choice for anyone interested in living a more healthy lifestyle. Penny showed to stay motivated and not give up. If you are looking for a trainer in New Orleans area please contact her ... it could be the first step towards a better YOU.
Penny- Massage Therapist & TrainerPenny- Massage Therapist & Trainer
Ci l.
Adam is an excellent personal trainer! Immediately he knew my weaknesses and strengths and was able to tailor each workout to my individual needs. I have instantly seen dramatic improvements in such a short time. I am very impressed with the attention to detail so that each time I can become a better version of me. He challenges you while also understanding the importance of gradual growth. I appreciate that he is very knowledgeable about what he does to ensure that you will continually see quality results! This is definitely a place where you can grow for a lifetime! It has an excellent family environment and I actually look forward to working out! I couldn't have asked for a better personal trainer. Thanks Adam!
BreakThru Fitness, LLCBreakThru Fitness, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I'm just starting the Exercise Science program and very excited about it. My personal trainer Shelli has fully explained already why this type of training is different from others and it really makes so much sense. The intensity and timing is the key. The facility is just the right size for an individual experience (you're not lost in a sea of bodies) and Shelli already has a workout fit for me because she listened to me during our consultation. She couldn't be any nicer and I'm very hopeful that the Exercise Science experience will be my answer for helping me to stay fit for life.
Exercise ScienceExercise Science
Liz N.
Excellent Service!! I couldn’t think Dwight enough for a seamless experience with hiring a personal trainer. I’ve used a few trainers in the past as I’ve moved between states and Dwight has far exceeded my expectations. We start my workouts at 5AM, three days a week, and he’s always on time and in a good mood. He listens to my needs and doesn’t waste any time between sets. I’m so happy with the service that I’m hoping to start using him five times a week! I would highly recommend Dwight to anyone looking to take their fitness goals seriously.
Revive FitnessRevive Fitness
Mandylan p.
Penny is an excellent personal trainer. I have been working with her for some months now, and she is always checking on me to see how I feel days after my workout. She has worked with my schedule on days I cannot make it, or switching the times around if she can to make sure I can get my workout in. Penny is always on time, and ready to push me to have a great workout. She genuinely cares about her clients, and I feel like we have built a friendship now.
Penny- Massage Therapist & TrainerPenny- Massage Therapist & Trainer
Thumbtack Customer
My first session with Larry exceeded my expectations. He is knowledgeable, well prepared, enthusiastic, and empathetic. I am looking forward to building a relationship with him to help me become STRONG AND HEALTHY! UPDATE*** I've now been working with Larry for over a year, and I remain a delighted client! Larry pushes me to work much harder than I would on my own, but in a very positive and encouraging way. He also customizes every session to keep me on my toes and to accommodate my current condition. He monitors every move, and is quick to make subtle corrections in my form to protect me from injury and help me get the most out of the exercise. In addition to providing a very effective and efficient workout, Larry makes every session fun, so that I actually look forward to it! I'm so glad I met him and highly recommend him to anyone serious about improving strength and fitness with a personal trainer.
Project You FitnessProject You Fitness
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